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Deborah Sant'anna, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner who has experience working with adolescents and adults in both hospital and clinical settings.  She currently splits her time between her clinic at Happy and Georgetown behavioral health institute (GBHI) where she works in the partial hospitalization program (PHP) and the intensive outpatient program (IOP).  Debbie is originally from Brazil; she is fluent in Portuguese and proficient in Spanish. She played professional volleyball and holds numerous championships including 2 NCAA division II National Championships. She enjoys spending time with her family, travel  and  playing volleyball in Austin leagues. 

6611 River Place Blvd. Ste. 203 Austin, Texas 78730 512-296-2392 

We are currently not accepting new patients and are in the process of a few changes...please read!

Happy Mental Wellness Center

Dr. Nadia Bening received her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University followed by her medical degree at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She was fortunate enough to complete her psychiatric residency right here in Austin through UT Southwestern Medical Programs. In addition to providing care at Happy Mental Wellness Center, she is the Medical Director at a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility.  She lives in Austin with her husband and 3 boys. Dr. Bening works very closely with Deborah on all cases to ensure exceptional care to patients. 


We are only seeing established patients at this time.  If you were previously a patient but have not been seen in over 1 year you will need to find a new psychiatric provider.

If you previously saw Robin Han at Happy, you can follow up with Dr. Bening or Debbie.

For Current Clients: Dr. Bening and Debbie have very limited availability (Wednesdays and Saturdays only) and are in the process of referring current patients to their primary providers or other psychiatric providers in the community for continuation of care by the end of 2019.  We are happy to write letters to your next provider to ease the transition process.

 Please don't worry...we will continue your care until you find your next provider! is a fantastic resource for finding a new psychiatrist, and primary care physicians are comfortable prescribing psychotropic medications in many instances as long as patients are stable as well..consider asking yours if applicable.